Pages tagged "Parliament"
Questions Without Notice - Healthcare Workers and COVID-19
Hospitals in some parts of the world, often those places with past experiences of SARS, have achieved low or zero rates of health worker infections. Given the substantial risk of another increase in incidence, what do Victorian hospitals plan to do differently to protect their staff from infection?
Police And Emergency Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
We should by now all be painfully aware in Victoria that allocating jobs to people who do not have the required levels of skill, training and oversight may seem convenient in the short term but ultimately causes more trouble than it solves, and that is why the Greens will be opposing this bill.
COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2020
We will amend the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2020, so police, PSOs, security guards are not given power to decide who gets detained under health emergency powers.
Public Health And Wellbeing Amendment (state Of Emergency Extension And Other Matters) Bill 2020
The Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (State of Emergency Extension and Other Matters) Bill 2020 extends the total time for which a state of emergency can remain in force by another six months for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Native Forest Logging - Members statement
This year we lost more forest than ever to fire, but our native forests continue to take a beating. While the fires were burning log trucks rumbled out of Kinglake, the Rubicon Valley and the Central Highlands laden with native trees. If trees were not ablaze, they were being logged.
Parliament during a state of emergency
Update 23 March: Things have changed a lot in the 3 days since this was written! As I rode to work on Wednesday, I bumped into a neighbour, a medical colleague, who queried why parliament hadn’t shut down, along with much of Australia? Within a couple of hours, we were debating exactly that in the lower house. Our state government, like every government in history, is capable of over-reach when they, and everyone else, are distracted by a crisis. So parliament must subject the Andrews government to careful scrutiny, and push back if they go too far.
Inside the halls and chambers of Spring St: March 6th
It’s been a big week in the Victorian Parliament. The Victorian Parliament voted YES to our Greens inquiry into how we can move Victoria to 100% renewable energy!Read on for the full story, our watch the latest instalment of Inside Spring St
Getting dodgy money out of Victorian politics
Last week donations to political parties appeared on the AEC website. Before the last state election, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) gave $761,000 to Labor $371,000 thousand dollars to the Liberal and National parties to buy influence. And in the local government elections later this year, they could do it all over again.In February 2020, I rose in Parliament to speak on the above. Post by TimReadGreens.
The last sitting week of the decade
Since parliament won’t be sitting for a couple of months, here’s a summary of my first year in parliament. If you’re more a visual person, you can watch “Inside Spring St”, filmed live at the end of the sitting week with my fellow Green MPs. It covers much of what is written below. Post by TimReadGreens. Here is some of what we Greens achieved this year: Established a Waste Inquiry. The report just came out. Find it here. More details below. Established an upper house inquiry into Extinction, which will focus parliament’s attention on the threats to hundreds of endangered native species...